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UPDATE: Judgment & Apocalypse: Aspects & Approaches (grad) (UK) (2/11/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
KP Clarke

The deadline for the Third Annual Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference =20=

has been extended until February 11 for receipt of abstracts.

Introductory paper will be delivered by Professor Corinna Salvadori =20
Lonergan (Trinity College Dublin) on Dante and Divine Judgment, and =20
closing paper will be by Professor Eric G. Stanley (Pembroke College, =20=

Oxford) on 'Apocalypse: the Devil and All His Works Revealed'.

Papers welcome on all subject in between.

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Judgment and Apocalypse: Aspects and Approaches

CFP: Performance and Spirituality (5/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Risaed_at_aol.com

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CFP: "Delineating the Field": Submission Deadline, May 15, 2007.=20
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research center that operates in association with the Martin E. Segal Theat=
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Center of The Graduate Center, of the City University of New York.)=20
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CFP: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death 5 (UK) (3/26/07; 7/9/07-7/12/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:58pm
Dr Rob Fisher

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death

Monday 9th July - Thursday 12th July 2007
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and
publications project aims to create a forum for examining the links
between living and dying, and some of the contradictions and paradoxes
that arise in our attitudes to death.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are also warmly invited
on any of the following indicative themes (or their combinations):

CFP: Michigan Feminist Studies: Knowledge (2/9/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:35pm
Carrie Hintz

Michigan Feminist Studies invites submissions for its 2006-2007 issue
on the theme of "Knowledge." Feminist theory and practice have long
been concerned both with how knowledge is constituted and with what
types of types of knowledge are valued. Moreover, feminist analysis
has reflexively examined its own production and evaluation of
knowledge. This volume of Michigan Feminist Studies seeks to further
engage the concept of knowledge broadly conceived, exploring new areas
of inquiry and revisiting established ones from new angles. We
encourage submissions that draw linkages between gender and other
social identities, including, but not limited to race, sexual

CFP: Society for Reformation Research, SCSC 2007 (3/15/07; 10/24/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Susan Boettcher

The Society for Reformation Research (SRR:
website at http://www.reformationresearch.org/ ),
a North American scholarly organization and
partner group to the Verein für
Reformationgeschichte, is concerned with
furthering scholarly research on the Protestant
and Catholic Reformations and all other aspects
of religious life in the early modern era.
Following our mandate, we will sponsor a variety
of sessions at the 2007 annual meeting of the
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference held in
Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), from October 24-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

UPDATE: Victorian Materialities (2/15/07; NAVSA, 10/10/07-10/13/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Lisa Surridge

Note corrected email addresses:

CALL FOR PAPERS

The North American Victorian Studies Association and the Victorian
Studies Association of Western Canada will join forces for a joint
conference to be held 10-13 October 2007. The conference will take
place at the Laurel Point Inn on Victoria's beautiful inner harbour.
Featured presenters include Stephen Arata, Peter Bailey, Kirstie
Blair, Nicholas Daly, Jennifer Green-Lewis, Donald E. Hall, Gail
Turley Houston, Linda K. Hughes, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Seth
Koven, Philippa Levine, Lynda Nead, John Picker, Erika
Rappaport, and Talia Schaffer.

CFP: 3 Postcolonial Literature Panels (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Elizabeth DeLoughrey

   CFP for 3 Panels coordinated by the new MLA Postcolonial Studies
Division:

  Postcolonial Studies: Reflective Assessments
  Inaugurating the MLA's new Postcolonial Studies Division, a panel to
review postcolonialism's transformation of literary studies since 1983.
500-word proposals and 2-page CVs by 15 March to David Chioni Moore.
[mooredc_at_macalester.edu]

  Postcolonial Environments
  How do postcolonial literatures and cultures inscribe nonhuman alterity?
Topics might include ecology, sustainability, human and nonhuman relations,
ecocriticism, ethics, biopolitics, planetarity. 500-word proposals and
2-page CVs by 15 March to Elizabeth DeLoughrey. [emd23_at_cornell.edu]

CFP: Reevaluating Jewish Stereotypes (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
Lara Trubowitz

The Jewish Cultural Studies Discussion Group of the MLA is seeking
papers for the following session at the MLA's annual conference in
Chicago, IL, December 27-30, 2007.

"Reevaluating Jewish Stereotypes": Jews have long been the target of
antisemitic stereotyping. What is the status of such stereotypes in
the 21st century and in relation to the "new" antisemitism? Have new
stereotypes emerged? Have old ones disappeared? How have Jews
themselves appropriated or engaged such stereotypes?

Send abstracts by March 15th, 2007 to Lara Trubowitz at
lara-trubowitz_at_uiowa.edu

Lara Trubowitz
Assistant Professor
Dept. of English
308 EPB
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

UPDATE: Cylons in America: Battlestar Galactica Collection (2/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Tiffany Potter

Call For Papers - Edited Collection

Cylons in America:
Critical Studies of Battlestar Galactica

Edited by C. W. Marshall and Tiffany Potter
(University of British Columbia)

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of original essays that examine BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, an award-winning science fiction television series presently in its third season. Since its debut as a 2003 miniseries, the current incarnation of BSG has created an intellectually challenging and explicitly political engagement with the values and ideologies of contemporary American society.

UPDATE: Time/Passages (grad) (2/1/07; 3/22/07-3/24/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
IU English Department GSAC

UPDATE: Please note that we have extended the deadline
to February 1, 2007, and have updated information
about email submissions and our keynote speaker.

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and
creative submissions for a National Interdisciplinary
Graduate Student Conference entitled "Time/Passages"
to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from
March 22-24, 2007.

UPDATE: Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean (2/1/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Anthony Hoefer

Fourth Annual Conference of the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean
Studies at Louisiana State University

=93Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean.=94

Mar 16-17, 2007

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2007

Invited keynote speakers include:

-Jane Landers, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

-Francis Abiola Irele, Visiting Professor of African and African American
Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

-Ifeoma Nwanko, Associate Professor of English Vanderbilt University

The Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State
University invites proposals for individual presentations at its fourth
annual conference.

CFP: Victorian Materialities (2/1/07; NAVSA, 10/10/07-10/13/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am
Lisa Surridge

CALL FOR PAPERS

The North American Victorian Studies Association and the Victorian
Studies Association of Western Canada will join forces for a joint
conference to be held 10-13 October 2007. The conference will take
place at the Laurel Point Inn on Victoria's beautiful inner harbour.
Featured presenters include Stephen Arata, Peter Bailey, Kirstie
Blair, Nicholas Daly, Jennifer Green-Lewis, Donald E. Hall, Gail
Turley Houston, Linda K. Hughes, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Seth
Koven, Philippa Levine, Lynda Nead, John Picker, Erika
Rappaport, and Talia Schaffer.

CFP: John Donne at MLA (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:18pm
Kneidel, Gregory

The John Donne Society welcomes submissions for two sponsored panels at the 2007 MLA Convention in Chicago (December 27-30). The first session is entitled "Politics, Presence, and Place in John Donne's Sacred and Profane Poetry." The second is an open session on any aspect of Donne's life and writings.

Please submit 8-10 page papers to:

Professor Greg Kneidel
Department of English
University of Connecticut—Greater Hartford
85 Lawler Road
West Hartford, CT 06117

or (preferably) via email as Word attachments to:

gregory . kneidel _at_ uconn . edu

The deadline for submissions is MARCH 1, 2007.

CFP: Literary Pedagogy for Myth, Magic, Ritual, Religion (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:56pm
Roberta Sabbath

A Special Session is proposed for the MLA 2007
conference in Chicago.

"Reading the Wind: Literary Pedagogy for Myth, Magic,
Ritual, Spirituality, Religion in African, Middle
Eastern, Asian, trans-American Texts" explores
alternatives to post-colonial, Lacanian, and
post-structuralist readings.

Panelists are welcomed who can address the
supersensible dimension of a specific work from the
above geographic areas using its spiritual, religious,
cosmological, or philosophical context.

CFP: Canadian Jewish Studies (2/1/07; 5/27/07-5/29/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:56pm
Aviva Atlani

The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS) will be holding its 31st Annual Conference on May 27-29, 2007 at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon as part of the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities. The conference provides a platform for original scholarly research in Canadian Jewish history, life and culture from an array of disciplines.

CFP: The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual Special Session for First Year Graduate Students (grad) (2/1/07; 2/24

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:00pm
Britt C Rothauser

 24th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate
 Student Conference
 University of Connecticut
 The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual
 Saturday, February 24, 2007
 
 Abstracts from first year graduate students are now being accepted
 on all topics concerning late antiquity through the late Middle
 Ages. This is a special session for first year graduate students
 only. We strongly encourage papers from a variety of disciplines,
 including:
 
 Anthropology – Archaeology – Art History – Classical Studies –
 Comparative
 Literature – Disability Studies – Drama – Gerontology – History –
 History of Science

CFP: Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood (2/28/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:00pm
JOHN HAN

CFP: Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood (2/28/07; collection)
From: John J. Han <hanjn_at_mobap.edu>

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume in Rodopi Press's Dialogue series on Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood. The "Dialogue" series offers emerging and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative (point/counterpoint) readings and approaches to classic texts that have received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental literature.

CFP: Al-Andalus and its Legacies (5/31/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Comparative Literature Studies

*AL-ANDALUS AND ITS LEGACIES. **Comparative Literature Studies *invites
submissions for a special issue guest-edited by Esperanza Alfonso
(Universidad Complutense-Madrid) and Ross Brann (Cornell University). In the
region of Iberia that was under Islamic control from the eighth to the
thirteenth century, Hebrew and Romance literatures burgeoned alongside
Arabic and created the distinctive hybrid culture invoked in the name *
al-Andalus*. *CLS *seeks papers that explore literary interactions and
influences between cultures and languages in the aforementioned period,
papers that reveal the legacy of this hybrid culture for later literary

CFP: Utopia and Dystopia Panel (grad) (1/15/07; McGill, 3/10/07-3/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
Amanda Cockburn

CFP: Imaginary Worlds: Utopias and Dystopias in Literature

McGill University Annual Graduate Conference, March 10-11, 2007.
Montreal, Quebec.

This panel invites papers that focus on the representation of utopias
and dysopias in literature. Papers may address the social, political,
economical, economic, and cultural locations of ideal worlds or
nightmare worlds from a wide variety of periods and places and from all
parts of the world. Possible topics may include, but are not limited
to:

UPDATE: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (1/20/07; 3/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
rmwepler_at_brandeis.edu

-Plenary speakers announced
-Submission deadline extended
-Conference website now online

The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis
University
?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

Plenary Speakers
Mary Baine Campbell, Brandeis University
Marina Leslie, Northeastern University

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary conference,
will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad spectrum of
historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

CFP: Lacan &amp; (a)theology (Netherlands) (2/20/07; 9/19/07-9/20/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:26pm
Dominiek Hoens

"The Triumph of Religion": Lacanian perspectives on (a)theology
Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
19-20 September 2007

At a press conference in Rome, 1974, when asked for his opinion about the
relation between psychoanalysis and religion, Lacan promptly replies: "In
the end, it is either the one, or the other." But he hesitates answering the
next question - 'who, then, will win the battle?' - and finally states that
"religion will never go down." Religion, so he adds, will "triumph." And
after a moment of doubt, he feels compelled to say the opposite about
psychoanalysis: it will certainly not triumph, at the best it will succeed
in 'surviving.'

CFP: Sacred, Liminal and Secular Space(s) (UK) (2/2/07; 4/21/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Lorna Ashton-Scott

CALL FOR PAPERS (Including performances, designs, exhibitions,
installations)

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Sacred, Liminal and Secular Space(s).

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Faculty of Creativity and Culture

School of Arts and Media, Annual One Day Interdisciplinary Conference.

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Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, April 21st 2007.

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How have scholars and practitioners interpreted and appropriated space
within their work and research?=20

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CFP: Literature and Religion (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
aatik

61st Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
October 4-6, 2007, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Website: rmmla.wsu.edu

Call for papers
Literature and Religion Session
We welcome submission of proposals for individual papers that consider,
but are not limited to, the relationship of literature to the following
issues:

Reproduction of national/religious ideology
Religious archetypes
Religion and gender/sexuality/race
Colonialism/postcolonialism/ neocolonialism and religion
Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic
Religion and the family/national imaginary

UPDATE: C.S. Lewis: Critic, Christian and Creative Writer (UK) (1/31/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:15am
Crawford Gribben

New Deadline:

Call for papers: 'C.S. Lewis: Critic, Christian and creative writer', April
13-14, 2007, University of Manchester, UK

Contributions are invited for a major international and interdisciplinary
conference reassessing the critical, creative and theological work of C. S.
Lewis. This conference is being hosted by the University of Manchester, UK, and
is being planned in conjuction with the Centre for Literature and Belief,
University of Ulster, UK.

Contributors should send a 100-word abstract and brief CV to crawford.gribben
[at] manchester.ac.uk by January 31 2007.

CFP: The Gothic and the Sublime: Romanticism and Reason (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
stacey

Southwest Graduate English Symposium – 2007
   
   
  The Gothic and the Sublime: Romanticism and Reason
   
  As I was walking among the fires of Hell,
  delighted with the enjoyments of Genius;
  which to Angels look like torment and insanity.
  I collected some of their Proverbs. – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790
   
  How should we read these famous lines from Blake's masterpiece? What is the place of Reason in religion? Passion in morality? The Gothic in the Sublime – and vice versa?
   

CFP: Faith and the Body: Victorian Evangelicals (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
stacey

Southwest Graduate English Symposium – 2007
   
   
  Faith and the Body: Victorian Evangelicals
   
  "Occasionally peeping inside the leaves to see that Venus's arm was not broken, [Sue] entered with her heathen load into the most Christian city in the country by an obscure street running parallel to the main one, and round a corner to the side door of the establishment to which she was attached. Her purchases were taken straight up to her own chamber, and she at once attempted to lock them in a box that was her very own property; but finding them too cumbersome she wrapped them in large sheets of brown paper, and stood them on the floor in a corner." – Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure, 1895
   

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